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Boots tight at top of foot at seam

I bought a pair of Burton Ruler snowboard boots last year. The size is overall good, my toes reach the end properly and everything. However, they're a little bit too tight horizontally (against the top of my feet). There's one particular problem spot which has a seam that keeps them from stretching out (picture below). I'm not sure if a seam like that will eventually stretch out over time, and I'm wondering. I've only gone out with these boots a total of 3 times last year, so not a lot; however, each time I went out, my feet lost circulation constantly, and I was in pain all day in the boots each day.

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1) As in the picture below, would a stitched seam be unstretchable / can't be worn in?

2) What is the best way to stretch the boots out at home without ruining them in any way? I've googled things up, but I just want to make sure I'm not doing something stupid & following advice that might damage the boots.

3) I took the insoles out and there's enough room for my foot to have circulation that way. However, I'm not sure if it'll be pretty much impossible to use the boots when I get up and start going if I don't have insoles in the boots (to clarify, just the padding for the bottom of the foot is out, not the inner lining itself). The boots feel good and support feels good / etc without them in. My insoles are really thin already, couldn't get any thinner, so taking them out only gives me just that much extra room.

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Hopefully someone has an answer

I know it's such an odd question and it's going to depend on the make of the boot, but I'm sure someone is an enthusiast or simply has a lot of experience with this sort of thing.

I'm new to footwear upkeep across the board. I just bought two new pairs of dress shoes, some casual shoes, etc... I used to wear one pair of runners all the time! Hahaha.
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just wondering what kind of socks are you using?
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I've had the exact same issue with uncomfortable pressure on the top of my foot with the rulers and grails. Just recently tried out some Nikes at my lbs and loved them.
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They will break down with a few more days of riding in them, but honestly it didn't help my problem. I really love the grails too just hate that it feels like there's a brick on top of my foot.
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My Rulers were pretty painful for the first 3 days. After that, they were ok.

Have you tried leaving the lower section very loose and just tightening the upper section?
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My Rulers were pretty painful for the first 3 days. After that, they were ok.

Have you tried leaving the lower section very loose and just tightening the upper section?
Really wish I got a pair of Nikes or something. They're a lot more basic, flexible, etc.

I've tried keeping them really loose, it's that seam that's tight even if I don't really do them up or anything. I wear them with really thin socks (if I wore thick socks it'd be really bad). With the insoles out, they seem like they're okay (but I'd have to use them on the slopes to see).

Maybe I'll stuff them with something to keep them expanded, and keep them in a warm area for a while? I don't know if that'll help or warp them.

I just don't want to spend cash on new boots. I'd have to go to the trouble of selling these, getting new ones, etc. I know what I'd get (Nikes or something relatively cheap but just comfortable -- I like blue runs, not black diamonds, so I'm not doing anything too insane).
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well have you tried with bindings on? bindings push down on boots kinda squash them a bit horizontally.
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well have you tried with bindings on? bindings push down on boots kinda squash them a bit horizontally.
How could I not have? xD I said I went up to the mountain 3 times with the boots (implying I also brought the snowboard with bindings on it).

Hahaha. Hopefully I didn't misinterpret. :P
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How could I not have? xD I said I went up to the mountain 3 times with the boots (implying I also brought the snowboard with bindings on it).

Hahaha. Hopefully I didn't misinterpret. :P
do you have abnormally wide feet? or is just that seam is sticking out pressing on top of your feet?
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